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Bekasi displays photos of polluters

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, September 25, 2018   /   09:03 am
Bekasi displays photos of polluters Workers operate heavy equipment to unload waste at an integrated waste treatment area in Bantar Gebang, Bekasi, West Java. (Antara Foto/Risky Andrianto)

The Bekasi administration is displaying photos of people who dump waste at illegal temporary disposal sites (TPS) in 12 districts to create a deterrent effect for local residents.

“We have put up photos of the polluters captured by the agency’s officers at several places,” Bekasi Environment Agency head Jumhana Luthfi said on Monday as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the photos could be seem at technical implementation unit (UPTD) offices in Bekasi, West Java.

Besides displaying the photos of culprits, the Bekasi administration also holds a routine operation to fine anyone caught littering.

Since 2017, the Bekasi administration has closed 88 illegal TPS in 12 districts in Bekasi. Thirty-two other illegal disposal sites have yet to be closed by the administration.

“Residents report illegal disposal sites because they emanate an unpleasant smell and cause disease. Illegal sites are prohibited because no one manages them,” Jumhana said. (cal)